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5-Pointed Star Ornament


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MATERIALS Worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn (50-100g) in desired color (Examples include Peaches & Creme or Lily Sugar 'n Cream) 5 Double pointed needles, size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge Tapestry needle / crochet hook to weave in ends Materials can be swapped as long as gauge is met. Finished size: Approx. width = 4 inches (10.2 cm) X height = 4 inches (10.2 cm) Gauge: Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) ABBREVIATIONS BO-bind off CO-cast on dec-decrease; decreased dpn(s)-double pointed needle(s) k-knit ktog-knit together k2tog-knit 2 stiches together lli-left-lifted increase p-purl rep-repeat rli-right-lifted increase rnd(s)-round(s) skp-slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over s2kp-slip two tog, knit one, pass two slip stitches over st(s)-stitch(es) ytb-yarn to back ytf-yarn to front ERRATA For this pattern I used a long-tail cast on with a doubled tail (doubled yarn/strand). I also cast on using two needles together to ensure that my stitches are not too tight. I then split my stitches symmetrically, back-and-forth, over 2 dpns; see photos. You can view a video of the doubled tail, long-tail cast on here: Also feel free to use Judy's Magic Cast On (c) 2006 Judy Becker: Increases: The left and right lifted increases can be swapped for any type of increase you prefer, simply note that out of 1 stitch you will need to make 3 stitches, every time. Binding Off uses a variation of a standard 3-needle bind off. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY toe-up sock cast on 3-needle bind off left and right lifted increases Judy's Magic Cast On (c) 2006 Judy Becker reduce stitches s2kp-slip two tog, knit one, pass two slip stitches over GAUGE Approx. 22 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 4 inches wide x 4 inches high SUGGESTED YARN 25 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN 100% Cotton COLORWAY any

Supplies Needed

  • scrap yarns
  • 100% cotton yarn
  • crochet hook or tapestry needle

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Born and raised in the greater Delaware valley around Philadelphia and New York City, I have lived in Germany and Europe for almost 20 years. I travel with work as an interpreter, consultant and agent, and never leave home without something on my needles to keep me occupied on my trip. I hope you enjoy my patterns as much as I have enjoyed writing them down to share with you. Sincerely, Dāvid